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The Geopolitics of the Greater Middle East after October 7

Thursday, April 25
12:00pm Pacific Time | 3:00pm Eastern Time
Event Details
AJU President Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Treverton, discuss Israel’s security and American foreign policy following October 7.

The Hamas attacks on October 7 and the subsequent war in Gaza upended political relations across the Middle East, with important implications for Israel’s security and American foreign policy. Join Jeffrey Herbst, President of American Jewish University, and Greg Treverton, former chair of the National Intelligence Council for an important discussion on Middle East Geopolitics.

Cost: Free
Series: Presidential Series
Guest: Greg Treverton

Dr. Greg Treverton is a professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California after stepping down as chairman of the National Intelligence Council in January 2017. At the NIC, he was in charge of developing consensus positions for the intelligence community while reporting to the Director of National Intelligence. Earlier, he directed the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security and before that its Intelligence Policy Center and its International Security and Defense Policy Center.

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Herbst

Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, the fourth president of American Jewish University (AJU), is an advocate for academic innovation. His leadership at AJU includes fostering growth in the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys, expanding the Maven digital platform, and improving the Brandeis-Bardin Campus. Formerly, he served as president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. Notable achievements include successfully overseeing a half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, implementing a university-wide strategic plan, and enhancing educational programming at Colgate University, where he was president from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Herbst holds a summa cum laude bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, as well as a master’s and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.” In addition to many books and articles, he has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other digital and print publications around the world.